Eric Blix

Minneapolis, MN

Author's Bio

My first book, a story collection entitled Physically Alarming Men, is forthcoming from Stephen F. Austin State University Press. The stories in this collection explore the complications of a present contaminated by the past. Some plots: a trio of fraudsters set up camp outside a northern Minnesota Peat Bog hoping to kidnap two brothers said to be gifted with the ability to heal; an emotionally stunted maintenance worker steals his wealthy client's child to go noodling for catfish; a woman abandons her husband on the side of the road during a quixotic road trip to his hometown. Originally from northwestern Minnesota, I earned my MFA at Minnesota State University, Mankato. I currently reside in Salt Lake City, where I study in the PhD program in creative writing at the University of Utah.

Publications and Prizes

Physically Alarming Men
(Stephen F. Austin State University Press, 2017)
Birkensnake, Caketrain, Four Way Review, J Journal: New Writing on Justice, Metazen, Necessary Fiction, Paper Darts, Split Lip Magazine, Spork Press, The Pinch, theNewerYork, Western Humanities Review
Prizes Won: 
Pushcart Prize nomination for "Golden Years," originally published in J Journal Emerging Artist Grant & Residency, Tofte Lake Center in conjunction with Jerome Foundation, Ely MN, Summer 2017 (expected); $800 Artist-in-Residence, Sundress Academy for the Arts, May 6-21, 2016, Knoxville, TN; $125 Innovation in Teaching Award, MNSU English Department, 2014-15 school year; $200

Personal Favorites

What I'm Reading Now: 
Double or Nothing by Raymond Federman

More Information

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Fiction Writer
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Norwegian American
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Born in: 
Saint Paul
Raised in: 
Thief River Falls, MN
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Last updated: Dec 28, 2016